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So, I had a chicken disappear 17 days ago. She had been very stubborn about wanting to sit on eggs, so when she disappeared, I was concerned but not terribly. As the weeks went by, my concern grew to worry to despair. So, when sitting out with my chickens tonight, and hearing a feather rustle in the wall, I was curious. For some reason (thank the Lord) I brought my flashlight out with me. I looked down the wall, and there was my missing hen.

She is now inside and eating (for the last 20 minutes). I've been debating taking her to bed, but pretty sure hubby would draw the line.

 

YAY!!! She's back!!!

Every day is a gift... enjoy it...

 
White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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Every day is a gift... enjoy it...

 
White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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It's like a parallel  UNIVERSE. :gig

Same thing happened to me about 10 years ago.     A chicken disappeared for 2 week. and then magically appeared.  Have no Idea where she was all that time..   It was the Golden Sebright in my pictures.. She is no longer with me.    She was named Phantom,   and got her name long before she pulled that trick.  

WISHING YOU BEST :thumbsup 

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It's like a parallel  UNIVERSE. :gig

Same thing happened to me about 10 years ago.     A chicken disappeared for 2 week. and then magically appeared.  Have no Idea where she was all that time..   It was the Golden Sebright in my pictures.. She is no longer with me.    She was named Phantom,   and got her name long before she pulled that trick.  

WISHING YOU BEST :thumbsup 

Thank you! Bonnie (her and Clyde were bought together, lol), is eating well at this point. Shes very broody, and I suspect that's why she disappeared to begin with. So I've given her food and water... along with a fake egg and an unincubated egg. If she decides she still wants to sit, she'll A) turn into the house chicken, and B) get her actual incubated egg that I started incubating the day she disappeared... that's due in 4-6 days.

Every day is a gift... enjoy it...

 
White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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Every day is a gift... enjoy it...

 
White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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Consider this also........  She may eat a full meal and then try to slip away to where she may have a clutch of eggs hidden.     I would keep an eye on her to see what she decides to do.   If she looks like trying to go for a hike,, follow her and you may discover the treasure.    They are not sooooooo smart to evade you like Houdini would. :)

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te name="cavemanrich" url="/t/1076440/chicken-disapearance#post_16465259"]Consider this also........  She may eat a full meal and then try to slip away to where she may have a clutch of eggs hidden.     I would keep an eye on her to see what she decides to do.   If she looks like trying to go for a hike,, follow her and you may discover the treasure.    They are not sooooooo smart to evade you like Houdini would. smile.png
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Just found her tonight after 17 days. If she was trying to hide, she got stuck.

Every day is a gift... enjoy it...

 
White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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Every day is a gift... enjoy it...

 
White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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post #6 of 7

she would not be alive if she had been without water for 17 days.

 

I think she does have a clutch hidden, and if you have a rooster, they could be very close to hatching. You might look again.

 

Mrs K

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I have pallets stuffed with straw and covered with wood for the walls. She was about 3 ft down. There was one Egg about a foot below her, cold and not incubated at all.

I brought her Inside and she ate for a full 20 minutes. I am so grateful we found her.

Every day is a gift... enjoy it...

 
White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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Every day is a gift... enjoy it...

 
White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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